WORKHORSE III, THE: Closer to Relevance: CD

Heavy and riff-driven, Workhorse III is a supergroup from Philadelphia that features members of Limecell, Hellstomper, Savage 3D, and Lisa Christ Superstar. Closer to Relevance is their third full-length, and it does not disappoint. There’s a metal influence here, although this is definitely more punk than metal, especially in terms of its general sensibility. There’s a tinge of an almost stoner rock vibe on some of the tracks. The dual male-female vocals are fantastic, as is the production. Extremely catchy and well worth checking out, fans of a broad spectrum of punk and metal will enjoy the fuck out of this. –Art Ettinger (Self-released, workhorse3.bandcamp.com)